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Tenzing Norgay

1914 - 1986

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Tenzing Norgay (; Sherpa: བསྟན་འཛིན་ནོར་རྒྱས tendzin norgyé; May 1914 – 9 May 1986), born Namgyal Wangdi, and also referred to as Sherpa Tenzing, was a Nepalese-Indian Sherpa mountaineer. He was one of the first two people known to certainly reach the summit of Mount Everest, which he accomplished with Edmund Hillary on 29 May 1953. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Tenzing Norgay has received more than 3,973,597 page views. His biography is available in 89 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 83 in 2019). Tenzing Norgay is the 3rd most popular mountaineer, the 2nd most popular biography from Nepal and the most popular Nepalese Mountaineer.

Tenzing Norgay is most famous for being the first person to reach the summit of Mount Everest.

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Among mountaineers, Tenzing Norgay ranks 3 out of 45Before him are Edmund Hillary and Reinhold Messner. After him are Heinrich Harrer, George Mallory, Jerzy Kukuczka, Junko Tabei, Horace Bénédict de Saussure, Hermann Buhl, Edward Whymper, Wanda Rutkiewicz, and Prince Luigi Amedeo, Duke of the Abruzzi.

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Among people born in 1914, Tenzing Norgay ranks 7Before him are Louis de Funès, Yuri Andropov, Tove Jansson, Thor Heyerdahl, Hedy Lamarr, and Mohammed Zahir Shah. After him are Marguerite Duras, Jiang Qing, Michael Wittmann, Aribert Heim, Alec Guinness, and Romain Gary. Among people deceased in 1986, Tenzing Norgay ranks 11Before him are Vyacheslav Molotov, Andrei Tarkovsky, Cary Grant, Frank Herbert, Jiddu Krishnamurti, and Mircea Eliade. After him are Joseph Beuys, Georgia O'Keeffe, Jean Genet, Harold Macmillan, Urho Kekkonen, and Cliff Burton.

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In Nepal

Among people born in Nepal, Tenzing Norgay ranks 2 out of 55Before him are Gautama Buddha (-566). After him are Sita (null), Maya (-600), Rāhula (-534), Yaśodharā (-600), Śuddhodana (-590), Mahapajapati Gotami (-600), Janaka (null), Chandra Bahadur Dangi (1939), Gyanendra of Nepal (1947), and Prithvi Narayan Shah (1723).


Among mountaineers born in Nepal, Tenzing Norgay ranks 1After him are Ang Rita (1948), Apa Sherpa (1960), and Nirmal Purja (1983).